Throughout his lengthy career, Spanish artist Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) experimented with wildly divergent styles, techniques, subject matter, and mediums. But over the decades, he would continually return to creating works in the most simple - and often striking - hues of black and white.
Photo courtesy Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid. © 2013 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York Pablo Picasso, Head of a Horse, Sketch for Guernica, Paris, May 2, 1937, oil on canvas
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston will showcase nearly 100 of Picasso's paintings, sculptures, and drawings on paper in the upcoming exhibit Picasso in Black and White. The works - which cover the years 1904 through 1970 - come to Houston after the exhibit's premiere at the Guggenheim in New York, largely through the efforts and friendship of MFAH Director Gary Tinterow and the exhibit's curator, Carmen Giménez.
"I've known Carmen since 1984, and we've discussed this project many times over the last decade," Tinterow - who was appointed MFAH director last year - says. "I immediately asked if we could be the second and only other venue for the exhibit, and now we have it. It is a pathbreaking and breathtaking show."More »